‘Tis The Season Book Tag

 Do you have a favorite winter read?


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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Told mostly in parts of the world covered in snow and ice, this is a perfect winter read.  Especially if you love the idea of talking/warring polar bears!

 Find a book with blue on the cover.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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I haven’t quite gotten around to reading this book yet, but it is on my TBR and I am very much looking forward to reading it.  This is a historical fiction novel about a woman who obtains a doll house that is an exact replica of her own home, including the people/dolls inside.  Apparently this book is quite magical and I chose it because of the blue and snowy cover – Perfect for the Holidays!

 Find a book you’d use as the star on the Christmas Tree.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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This edition can only be found at Barnes and Noble… and although it doesn’t look like it from the photo – it SPARKLES!  It is made of soft leather, and it is made of silver sparkling letters and stars.  It would be a beautiful addition to my Christmas Tree. It’s a gorgeous copy of this set.  (I didn’t include my customary link to it on Amazon like I usually do due to the availability only at Barnes and Noble…. and VERY much worth it also!)

 Pick a fictional place that would be perfect on a winter holiday.

The Eternal Winter in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

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How beautiful the winter was, even if it was eternal and without other seasons due to the White Witch’s magic.  It was still beautiful.  A winter wonderland during the holiday season for sure.

 Pick one fictional character you would take with you on a winter holiday.

Well, since I chose Narnia – I choose Mr. Tumnus.  Such a sweet faun he was.  I’d love to have tea with Mr. Tumnus in Narnia during the winter. Such a lovely thought.

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 Name one book on your wish list this year.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. (Victoria) Schwab

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I’ve read two books so far by Ms. Schwab (Vicious and The Archived) and I do truly enjoy her writing, although it can be a bit flawed at times.  This book has captured my interest without me even knowing too much about what it is about – so that’s saying something!  This is one of the many books on my Christmas list, but it seems intriguing – and so I chose it for this countdown.  (Plus the red of the holiday season on the cover helped!)

 Favorite holiday drink, treat, and movie.

Drink:  Wawa Egg Nog.

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It MUST be Wawa or I won’t drink it.  For all of those who don’t live on the East Coast – a Wawa is a local convenience store that is truly AMAZING.  It has the best of EVERYTHING you could possibly ever get.  Best coffee – best sandwiches – best drinks.  Just the BEST.  If you live near a Wawa, you know what I mean.  The year and a half I lived in Minnesota was torture being so far away from a Wawa.  Never again!

Treat: Homemade White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

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I make these from scratch every year and they are AWESOME.  If you’re interested in my recipe, leave a comment and I’ll post it for you all!

Movie: Surviving Christmas

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This is my favorite holiday movie.  It’s actually quite an anti-holiday movie, and that’s why I love it so much. It’s twisted and hilarious.  Definitely not a “traditional” holiday film.  I watch it several times every Christmas season and never tire of it.  R.I.P James Gandolfini.

Happy Holidays to all my readers and may you have a blissful New Year!